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chicken & macaroni

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I've had this recipe forever and don't even remember where it came from, but it's basic and simple and tasty. Try it--you'll like it! Photo source:

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken & macaroni

  • 2 c
    elbow macaroni
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 md
    green pepper, chopped
  • 1
    celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 lg
    can chunk chicken (or one large chicken breast, cooked and cut in small pieces)
  • 4 oz
    cheddar cheese, shredded

How To Make chicken & macaroni

  • 1
    Prepare macaroni as directed; drain & keep warm. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add green pepper and celery. Cook until tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  • 2
    Stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in milk; cook, stirring constantly until sauce is slightly thickened.
  • 3
    Stir in chicken and cheese just until cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in the macaroni and serve.